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Music, or musicology is the art of combining sounds, represented as musical notes, in a succession or simultaneously in an aesthetically pleasant and rhythmical form and the integration of these aspects in a complete piece. Music uses musical instruments or the human voice to create art. Music is divided in genres that are characterised by similar melody, harmonic, rhythmic, form, orchestration, literary text where applicable and other compositional aspects.

A Bachelor or Master degree in music is very complex and can be focused on mastering a certain musical instrument, or mastering composition, conducting and orchestra or being an expert in music history. The study of music has many sub-disciplines like: ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music analysis, musical composition, musical critic and others.

Students enrolled in a music degree will gain skills like: creativity, ability to work independently and become more responsible, organised and orderly persons. By studying music, students will be able to express themselves to a range of audiences and be understood and select repertoires suited to particular performance contexts.

The wide array of possible careers for music graduates include: musician/performer, music teacher, music composer, music therapist, sound technician, radio producer, radio broadcast assistant, broadcast engineer, artist representative, artist agent/manager.

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Top Ranked Universities in Music on MastersPortal

Universities Location QS Rankings (2018) Performing Arts
London, United Kingdom 3
Vienna, Austria 5
Stockholm, Sweden 6
Bloomington, United States 7
Cambridge, United States 11
Cambridge, United Kingdom 12
Oxford, United Kingdom 13
New York City, United States 14
London, United Kingdom 14
Berkeley, United States 16
New Haven, United States 16
Rochester, United States 18
Evanston, United States 19
London, United Kingdom 20
City of London, United Kingdom 21
London, United Kingdom 22
Los Angeles, United States 23
Stanford, United States 25
Melbourne, Australia 26
London, United Kingdom 27
London, United Kingdom 30
New York City, United States 31
Princeton, United States 32
Perth, Australia 33
Cambridge, United States 36
Urbana, United States 36
Manchester, United Kingdom 38
Tokyo, Japan 38
Glasgow, United Kingdom 40
Chicago, United States 42
Singapore, Singapore 43
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 44
Southport, Australia 46
New York City, United States 47
Montréal, Canada 48
Amsterdam, Netherlands 49
Southampton, United Kingdom 50
Canberra, Australia 51
Berlin, Germany 51
Boston, United States 51
Pittsburgh, United States 51
Tallahassee, United States 51
Baltimore, United States 51
München, Germany 51
East Lansing, United States 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Osaka-shi, Japan 51
New York City, United States 51
Belfast, United Kingdom 51
Brisbane, Australia 51
Aarhus, Denmark 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 51
Exeter, United Kingdom 51
Iowa City, United States 51
Campinas, Brazil 51
Jakarta, Indonesia 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Vancouver, Canada 51
Cincinnati, United States 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 51
Ann Arbor, United States 51
Montréal, Canada 51
Chapel Hill, United States 51
Dunedin, New Zealand 51
Brisbane, Australia 51
São Paulo, Brazil 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Austin, United States 51
Toronto, Canada 51
Coventry, United Kingdom 51
Utrecht, Netherlands 51
Wellington, New Zealand 51
Zürich, Switzerland 51